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Last day on the build

Monday, 20 Nov 2017 | Views [61]

Time for just a quick update. We had our last day on the worksite and a chance to celebrate with future home owners. There was not a dry eye to be found. This experience has been transformative for me in many ways. I am amazed at the resilience of our ... Read more >


Photos: Last day at the worksite

Sunday, 19 Nov 2017 | Photo Gallery


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Rocking in Nepal

Sunday, 19 Nov 2017 | Views [67]

Another day at the build. I took a 1/2 day off yesterday due to an ankle injury, but was determined to continue today with the build with my Habitat teammates. Today's work centered on moving rocks and other building materials from one place to another.... Read more >


Photos: Rocking in Nepal

Saturday, 18 Nov 2017 | Photo Gallery


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Day 3: More digging ๐Ÿ™„

Friday, 17 Nov 2017 | Views [91] | Comments [1]

It was another day of hard labor in Nepal. We continued digging the foundation, which is now almost complete. Next up is manually mixing concrete in batches to start the foundation. It's clear our team will not complete the houses we've been assigned ... Read more >


Photos: Day 3: More digging ๐Ÿ™„

Friday, 17 Nov 2017 | Photo Gallery


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Build Day 2: digging, digging, digging

Thursday, 16 Nov 2017 | Views [68]

It's been another 24 hours in Nepal... Somehow time seems slower here.. Today was our second day on the build site. We left Hotel Water Tower around 8 a.m. in 4 jeep-style SUVs and arrived at our site an hour later. Even though it is only 12 kilometers ... Read more >


Photos: Day 2: Digging, digging, digging

Wednesday, 15 Nov 2017 | Photo Gallery


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First Day on the Build

Tuesday, 14 Nov 2017 | Views [72]

Today was our team's first day at the build site. The team leaders divided us into two groups to work on two home b uilds in the same community. We loaded into four SUVs and begin the 12 kilometer drive to the community we were building in. Like the ... Read more >


Photos: First Day at the Build

Tuesday, 14 Nov 2017 | Photo Gallery


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Photos: Nuwakot

Tuesday, 14 Nov 2017 | Photo Gallery


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Nuwakot

Tuesday, 14 Nov 2017 | Views [78]

There is a lot to report on over the past 24 hours. There was a Habitat team dinner last night in Kathmandu and I got to meet my 20 fellow volunteers, our 2 team directors, and the 2 Habitat Nepal program coordinators. I was so impressed with the entire ... Read more >


Urban Nepal

Sunday, 12 Nov 2017 | Views [89]

My travel mate Judy and I just spent many hours exploring the Thamal district of Kathmandu. This is a touristy part of the city that went from fairly tame in the early morning to loud and bustling by midday. It is really easy to be run over by vehicles ... Read more >


Kathmandu

Saturday, 11 Nov 2017 | Views [122]

Finally reached Nepal after 24+ hours of travel, 3 planes, 4 airports and traversing 3 continents. In one day I've been in the richest country im the world per capita (Qatar) and one of the poorest countries per capita (Nepal).. Kathmandu has this kind ... Read more >


The journey begins

Friday, 10 Nov 2017 | Views [89]

In four hours my trip officially begins: Flying from Connecticut to Philly   Philly to Qatar Qatar to Nepal In about 28 hours I hope to be checked in to my first destination, The Holy Himalaya Hotel in Kathmandu.... Read more >


Photos: Nepal 2017

Sunday, 5 Nov 2017 | Photo Gallery

Trip to Nepal
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The Road Ahead

Sunday, 5 Nov 2017 | Views [119]

This morning it hit me : I will be in Nepal a week from today!  This is a strange truth to absorb as I sit in my home in Connecticut writing this entry. Yet it is certain to happen. Or as certain as anything can be in this world.  "Why Nepal?" ... Read more >

 

 

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